A Florida man was arrested after a conversation about sausages led to a fight.

Eddie Maldonado, 28, works with his girlfriend Nancy Miranda at Carrabba's Italian Grill in St Augustine, Florida.

Miranda was speaking to another employee about meats and sausages when Maldonado walked in and assumed they were having a conversation using sexual innuendo.

Maldonado accused the employee, Esteban Parra, of having "sexual conversation with his girlfriend".

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Parra said he was "continually interrupted" when he tried to explain the misunderstanding.

Maldonado put Parra in a chokehold.

"[Maldonado] refused to let loose and had to be separated by a manager," the police report said.

Maldonado was arrested and charged with battery. He was released on $500 bond.